Markus Wheaton, WR, Steelers
|WR - #74||216.57||PIT||Active||2 years||24||5'11||182|
2015 Outlook: Deep-league OnlyLast updated on Jun-09-2015 by Shawn Childs
After having no value in his 2013 rookie season, Wheaton saw his opportunity take a nice step forward in 2014. He finished with 53 catches for 644 yards with two TDs on 86 targets. Markus saw the second-most WR snaps on the team by a wide margin (730), but he ended up being the No. 58 wideout in PPR leagues. Wheaton caught more than five passes or saw at least 10 targets in a game only once. He was the fourth option in the Steelers' passing game behind Brown, Bell and tight end Heath Miller. I like his growth, but I do fear the development of Martavis Bryant and the addition of Sammie Coates. I don't see Wheaton having relevant fantasy value in any format due to his shortage of targets and low scoring ability. He will be a real tough player to manage from week to week. Markus is a 50-catch guy who will record fewer than five touchdowns this year.
While Steelers second-year wideout Martavis Bryant is getting all the attention in Pittsburgh after his dynamic rookie season, he was not the star of the offseason. Markus Wheaton probably had the best offseason of all the Steelers' receivers. Wheaton was a popular sleeper pick last season but ended up becoming an afterthought after a solid start to the season. Bryant stole his thunder and his job. Wheaton caught six passes for 97 yards Week 1, he never matched either total again on 2014.
This may very well be true but it's tough to buy in on Wheaton. He is clearly the fourth option at best in Pittsburgh. This is also solely based on the offseason, everything changes when you strap on pads. We heard the same reports about Wheaton last year. The third-year WR is currently going undrafted and rightfully so. Nonetheless, he's worth keeping on your radar heading into the season. If he has a tremendous preseason, he could become a late-round flier. Otherwise, he is a potential waiver wire add.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/29 - Steelers WR Markus Wheaton probably had the best offseason of the team's wideouts
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|11.12||SiriusXM Fantasy - 2nd year Wideout Wheaton has flashed early in Steelers Camp. Todd Haley will get the most out of the young play maker|
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